Majestic Journey: Classic Makgadikgadi, Okavango Delta & Linyanti Safari
This 7 Day Classic Botswana Fly-in safari combines 3 wilderness areas of vastly differing eco-systems and animals but equal drama and species diversity. Includes flights ex/to Johannesburg.
Accommodation: Classic game lodges with en-suite facilities
Activities: Day & night game drives, boat cruises, nature walks with Bushmen, mokoro rides
Destinations: Maun, Okavango, Nxai Pan, Linyanti
Seasonal: All year
Classic Fly-in to Nxai Pan, Okavango & Linyanti
This classic fly-in safari provides the opportunity to experience the Kalahari Desert combined with the Okavango and Linyanti wetlands in one special African safari. This Botswana tour offers opportunities to learn about the great diversity in the National Parks of Botswana.
The change from the arid desert areas to the wetlands of the Okavango and Linyanti is dramatic. The range of activities that you can be part of adds to the magic of this Majestic Journey Safari.
Some of the areas are in private concessions which allows for night drives that complement the game drives during the day to ensure a complete African Safari experience. Boat cruises and nature walks with the Bushmen add an extra dimension to your safari.
Day 1: Johannesburg – Maun – Nxai Pan
Today you will fly from Johannesburg to Maun before boarding your light aircraft into Nxai Pan National Park where you will spend the next 2 nights. The park is relatively new on the safari circuit but it is truly one of the undiscovered gems of Botswana. Activities here include game drives and nature walks with the Bushmen.
Day 2: Nxai Pan
An early wake-up and breakfast ensures you are ready for the adventures of the day. Knowledgeable guides will share their passion of the area with you. Nxai Pan is part of the Makgadikgadi Pans complex, a fascinating area for the true African Safari traveller.
A waterhole in front of the bush camp provides excellent viewing during the hot hours of the day when the animals come down to slake their thirst. The afternoon activity will allow you to explore the area in greater depth before sundowners and dinner at the bush camp.
Day 3: Nxai Pan – Okavango
Today you will leave the semi-arid regions of the Kalahari and fly to what is known as the jewel of the desert, the Okavango Delta. The difference between the 2 areas is so dramatic that it is like arriving on a new continent. You will spend the next 2 nights here marvelling at the intricacies of this special wilderness. There will be time this afternoon for a game drive before sundowners and dinner.
Day 4: Okavango
An early morning wake-up call will signal a day of many new sights and amazing experiences. You may choose to do a game drive, a walk or a boat cruise before returning to the camp for brunch. During the heat of the day you may choose to rest in your room or do a spot of fishing.
Afternoon tea will be served on the deck before you depart on your evening activity which may be a canoe ride or an evening / night drive to experience another side of the African wilderness. The Okavango is indeed a special place and falling asleep to the sounds of the African night is an experience to savour.
Day 5: Okavango – Linyanti
Today you will fly north to one of Botswana's most underrated safari destinations. Kwando was for many years a trophy hunting area but in recent years photographic tourism has taken over and the wildlife has increased tenfold. You will arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon activity to experience wildlife that has been described by many as some of the best in Africa. A sundowner at the river's edge is truly a memorable experience.
Day 6: Linyanti
The day starts early so as to get the best experience in this truly remarkable wilderness area, an area that is not known to many people. Predator interaction is some of the best you will see and the area is known for its population of the highly endangered African wild dog. The guides in the area are passionate about the place and they will pass this across to you in the interpretation.
There is time for a siesta but you may want to spend that time watching over the wilderness from your room as you can never know what drama will take place. Evening game drives add something extra to an already spectacular African experience.
Day 7: Linyanti – Maun – Johannesburg
There will be time for a morning drive before your flight to Maun to catch a connecting flight to Johannesburg.
Price list for Majestic Journey: Classic Makgadikgadi, Okavango Delta & Linyanti Safari
Classic Fly-in Safari to Nxai Pan, Okavango Delta & Linyanti
This package holiday is based on a 7 day fly-in safari with scheduled flights ex/to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. The rate is calculated per person sharing a room.
Rates are valid for 2012 / 2013 but may vary depending on the season and daily currency exchange rate.
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When our sight is lost to mere shadows in the gathering dusk we switch from the self-absorbent ideals of ‘at one with the wilderness’ and return to our human insecurities and fears – and surround ourselves with the trappings of our reality today.